Monday, February 15, 2016

Links For Presidents Day

As many Americans take a day off and some of us in the northeast are getting snowed on once again, here are some things going on in the world:

From California Political Review, "why the middle class can't afford a house".

From WQAD, the debate heats up over when a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia should be nominated.

From the Washington Examiner, one senator has said that Supreme Court appointments from lame duck president, "except in extraordinary circumstances", should not be approved.

From MySA, the owner of the ranch where Scalia was staying recalls the judge's last hours.

From National Review, presidential candidate Donald Trump (R-NY) is not a revolutionary, but a Democrat.

From Breitbart's National Security, a human trafficker who gets $580 a head says that he's "doing God's work".

From Fox News, the Jordanian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has cut ties with the parent group, based in Egypt, and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert goes to prison.

From CNN, here are nine things to do in China's Yunnan province.

From News With Views, today is the anniversary of America POWs coming home from North Vietnam.  (H/T luchadora for putting this on Twitter)

From Frontpage Mag, things are running out in Venezuela.

From The Straits Times, Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people allegedly plotting terror attacks.

From The Washington Post, the man who "sweats the small stuff" for President Obama.

From AOL, according Green Party members of the European Parliament, IKEA avoided paying about a billion Euros in taxes from 2009-2014.

From Sports Illustrated, former Auburn football player Kodi Burns returns to coach running backs.

From ZDNet, hackers have been scamming Netflix users.

From Stoke Newington Chambers, yes, it is illegal to throw a blow-up doll around the stands at a soccer game in the U.K.

From the Chicago Tribune, Zimbabwe has impounded an American cargo plane, on board which are a dead body and millions of South African rand.

From The Telegraph, a hospital in Syria run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) has been destroyed by Russian strikes.

From the Daily Surge, there's a special place in you-know-where for Hillary (D-NY) voters.

From BBC News, a Virgin Atlantic flight returns to Heathrow Airport after being hit by a laser.  (via The Blaze)

And from JG-TC, a picture of a horse race on Lake St. Moritz, Switzerland.  (Yours truly recently visited the adjacent city during a warmer part of the year.)

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